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Quiz Bowl ends season with national showing

Junior Peter Blanchfield and seniors Bailey Troth, Coleman Thompson, Phoebe Pannier, and Paul Watkins competed at Quiz Bowl Nationals over Memorial Day weekend.  The team finished 142 out of approximately 340 teams.

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

June 1, 2017

The Quizbowl team went to nationals in Atlanta and finished with a 5-5 record, and 142nd overall.

Orca Tribe launch party fulfills mission to connect artists

Senior co-founder Lutalo Jones talks with senior Leah Hughes at the launch party. “I am excited to see things that students put together. It’s impressive,” Hughes said.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

May 14, 2017

The Orca Tribe launch party on May 12 brought young local artists together for a night of music and art.

Quiz bowl ends season by dominating at league competition

Quiz Bowl team A works through a round at the tournament Jan. 19.  They went 4-0 to win and qualified for the playoffs Mar. 3.

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Editor

January 26, 2017

Quiz Bowl ends winning regular season with an eye on the playoffs Mar. 2.

Senior Speech Illustrations: Week 13

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

December 16, 2016

View the illustrations of quotes from the senior speeches given on Friday, Dec. 9.

Design Thinking discusses ideas for new spaces in school

LEFT TO RIGHT: junior Ross Kirby, sophomore Nolan Smith, junior Paul Watkins, Upper School Spanish teacher Pam Starkey, sophomore Eli Striker, sophomore Lillian Pettigrew, sophomore Marlo Graham.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 1, 2015

This semester, the class Design Thinking has raised questions and considered new spaces for students to study and socialize around school.

Teachers defeat Quiz Bowl team to in pre-nationals face-off

Quiz Bowl honed their skills for national competition at the annual students vs. teachers match on May 22.  Upper School science teacher Andrea Bailey, US English teacher Matt Hoven, US math teacher Carl Corcoran, and US history teacher Jon Peterson faced off against freshman Peter Blanchfield and sophomores Cole Thompson, Paul Watkins, and Ewan Lang in this round.  The competition was facilitated by Quiz Bowl sophomores Patrick Commers and Netta Kaplan.  The team goes on to compete at Nationals the weekend of May 29.

Nina Zietlow, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

The Quiz Bowl team competed against teachers May 22 in a friendly contest that helps them prepare for nationals.

Quiz Bowl team advances to quarterfinals in MNHS Quiz Bowl League playoffs

From left to right: Quiz Bowl adviser Andrew Bailey, freshman Peter Blanchfield, sophomore Paul Watkins, sophomore Cole Staples, sophomore Jack Indritz, junior Patrick Commers, sophomore Sarah Wheaton, junior Netta Kaplan.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

February 22, 2015

The team also qualified for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship.

I enjoy taking public bus to and from school

To signal the bus driver that their stop is approaching, riders must pull a yellow cord.

Paul Watkins, Staff Writer

November 28, 2013

A yellow cord graces the wall of the number 87 bus as I stare out the window. My stop is four blocks away, and after about a block I can pull that cord to signal my stop. I thank the bus driver, get off, and walk across the street to where I can catch the final bus of the morning. I’m always paranoid...

Quiz Bowl student group redefines itself in hopes of a more bonded team

From left to right, Upper School history teacher and Quiz Bowl adviser Amy Weisgram, sophomore co-president Patrick Commers, freshman Cole Staples, freshman Ewan Lang, freshman Phoebe Pannier, freshman Cole Thompson, freshman Paul Watkins, and freshman Sarah Wheaton meet during Thursday X Period on Oct. 31.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

November 21, 2013

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School student group Quiz Bowl is going though a year of development. After former Quiz Bowl advisor George Leiter left SPA in 2012, the student group became much less formal than before. “No one was really there to organize aside from [former group president] Chloe Hi...